At about 6:40 p.m. Monday, the pickup truck approached the intersection where demonstrators had gathered under the Reno Arch. On video, the truck can be heard revving its engine. Witnesses said they heard racial slurs from the male driver and his 17-year old female companion. Angry words were exchanged. Then, suddenly, the man roared into the crowd. The entire horrific event was broadcast live on Facebook.
Five people were hurt, including Kitty Colbert, 59, of Carson City, Nevada, who was taken to the hospital with injuries that were described as non-life threatening. According to the Reno Police Department, four others were treated on the scene for minor injuries. “He could have killed me,” Colbert says on the video.
Sounds like a hate crime to me. Driver was aggressive and obviously put out that they were blocking the road. He could have and should have gone around but instead he chose to bull his way into the crowd then he could have nosed his way slowly thru them they would have had no choice but to move, instead he just plowed into them. Not acceptable, how can Reno Police not arrest the driver? Where is the petition to go to the DA for the arrest? There was a woman with a baby in her arms there… i mean, really?!